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I generally don't enjoy "English humor" so was hesitant to choose this audio, however, the great reviews persuaded me--I am so glad I listened. The narrator was perfect in portraying the nuances of each character. I felt like I was present with the characters and, at times I was actually laughing out loud. It was sweet and funny- an unexpected jewel!
This book takes a long time to get started. I almost gave up, but I'm glad that I kept listening. A sweet and entertaining read.
As this started off, I thought it was going to be a predictable, British village novel. It's much more. The protagonist turns out not to be a cardboard caricature, but a likable gentleman of some complexity. I thought the narration was just right - the reader's accent added to my enjoyment of the book.
I enjoyed this book; learning the mores and practices of this class of society was very enlightening -- as well as all their prejudices. The reader was very expressive, and the author was very insightful in describing these complex relationships.
I enjoy Scandinavian mystery and crime authors like Asa Larsson, Helene Tursten, Jo Nesbo, Karin Fossum and Amaaldur Indridason just to name a few.
What a fun listen. There is so much fun packed into "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" I will listen to this audiobook many times.
Words like charming, funny and lovely come to mind around this book. It is beautifully written and the narrator reads with such gusto and a wonderful array of accents he caused me to laugh out loud. I don't think a listen gets better than this. I can't wait for her next book.
Suprisingly well written with a lead character who I'd normally despise but has such a sharp view of the world you can't but help like him
This book is well read and a wonderful tale. If you liked #1 Lady's Detective Agency, then listen to this as it has the same rhythm and charm, just set in the English countryside. The main characters are well developed and you see their flaws and strengths as they work through the multiple clashed of culture that make up life today. The book is humorous and witty and, miraculously, avoids falling into being kitschy. Don't expect great literature, but if you are looking for a heartwarming and entertaining tale, this is a very good choice.
This novel wrapped around me like a warm and cuddly blanket. It tells the story of Major Pettigrew (retired) who is mourning the death of his brother Bertie and discovers that many of his beliefs about family and tradition need to be updated. It's a warm love story between improbable soul mates. The honorable and chivalrous Major Pettigrew saves the day. I might have only given this four stars if I had read the print version because the ending is a little pat, but the narration by Peter Altschuler is marvelous and bumped this one up to become a five star book.
While the story does start off slowly it is worth staying with. I found it absolutely delightful and was sorry when it came to an end. And the reader was perfect for the story.